Friday, January 8, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!


Here is a sneak peek at one of the new images I illustrated for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. She is Forget Me Not Fairy and I hope you like her! Kraftin' Kimmie's new release takes place this Sunday Jan. 10. There will be a blog hop that day as well, with prizes to be won, so be sure to come back! I will be participating in the blog hop again (they are always so fun!). 
Check out all the other sneak peeks by visiting the Kraftin Kimmie Blog, where Kim has posted the links to all participating Krafty Girls. 

I have only participated in two challenges since I started blogging well over a year ago! But I would like to give it a go this year. I think it will be rather fun for a change! Plus challenges can really spark creative flow when you don't know what direction to take your project. So, here are the challenges I had in mind when I made this card:

Cute Card Thursday -- Something New. Kraftin' Kimmie stamps is this week's sponsor and I was lucky enough to have my card featured on the CCT blog! I consider that an honour! My something new is the image of course - so new it is not even released yet! Be sure to check out the CCT blog to find out how you can have a chance to win THREE KK images of YOUR CHOICE!

ABC Challenge -- "L is for Layering" And as you can see, there are a ton of layers on this card!

Flutter By Wednesday's Challenge 91 -- Something New. Ok, so you know the fairy stamp is new but so is my Basic Grey paper that I used, recently purchased from Scrappin' Great Deals (LOVE that store!).

A Spoonful of Sugar -- Hearts. I used the gorgeous heart dp by My Mind's Eye as a base layer for this card.

Creative Card Crew -- Distressing . I distressed some of the layers by running the edge of a metal ruler on them. I love how it brings out the white core.

I colored Forget Me Not Fairy with the following Copics:

E000, 00, 02, 04, 07, 08. 09, 11, 19
R0000, 000. 00. 81.83.85. 89
YG03, 41. 63.67
FY1 - flower centers
B63.66 - flowers
G0000. 40
I made the colored background by creating individual dots of various sizes with some of the lighter colors. Then went over them later with the colorless blender to really mottle. blend and fade the colors.


Tomorrow if all goes as planned, Lord willing, I will be back with a card made from my new Squigglefly release, and then on Saturday, there's the big Blog Hop with Kraftin' Kimmie, and she has lots of goodies up for grabs! Hope to see you then!
Take care and God bless you!
PS Thanks for the inspiration, Chris D.! xo


  1. Absolutely stunning, Crissy. Love everything about this, but I especially love your colouring!

    I've got this one all laid out ready to colour up, but I'm not sure I'll do her as much justice as you! x

  2. oooh I love your cards! your colouring is amazing! and this image is beautifull ..I love fairy's

  3. She's absolutely gorgeous, Crissy! Love the definition you've created in the folds of her skirts and that mottled background is fantastic! Going to have to try that trick for sure!!

  4. She is beautiful Crissy and your coloring really brings her to life! Gorgeous card too, love the vintage feel! :)

  5. Crissy, she is just beautiful!! Your colouring is always stunning, but I also love all the details you put into your cards!


  6. Wow! What a gorgeous card. I am loving these fairies, I can't wait to order them from Kimmie :) Love thw beautiful punch work too, it's just gorgeous!
    Hugs, Christine :)

  7. WOW! This is fabulous. I can not wait to see all of what there is available.

  8. This is amazing, I just love the vibrant colouring, the detail on the stamp and the background, lovely lovely work,
    big hugs
    En xx

  9. This is gorgeous. Love the back ground

  10. Your fairies are truely stunning. I absolutely love them and just seen your gorgeous carousal house - I am speachless.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us

    Hugs, Mette

  11. WOWZER!! Crissy, this is just amazing!! That image is darling and your coloring is even more amazing girl!! HUGS

  12. Good evening Crissy, wow what a stunning image, i love this fairy, and i adore this card you've made!

    I have only just got back into my blogging, and have missed visiting your blog. I love what you've been making since my last visit. I will definitely be back for more visits.

    Hope 2010 is a good one for you hunny, and i know your new stamps will be as popular as all your previous ones. What a talented lady you are.

    Hugs Linda x

  13. Oh my! My heart jumped when I saw your name in Mister Linky!! Love this and can't wait to see more of these fabulous fairies on Sunday! Your card is gorgeous!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  14. You're welcome LOL and she's a beauty!! Chris xx

  15. Oh my goodness, Crissy! This is incredible!! Such a work of art! I love it!! xx

  16. What a gogeous card, and of course the coloring is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

  17. Oh this is just gorgeous ! What a beautiful image ,,, absolutely stunning card ! :-)

    Thanks for joining the ABC Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

  18. Wowee!!! A gorgeous fairy!! Your talent blows me away!! I love the paper also! Thanks for playing the FBW challenge with us this week!

  19. This is just stunning, awesome job! Thanks for joining us at FBW this week!

  20. Oh another beauty dear. I tell you I just love your coloring, I am just always dropping my jaw when I come to your blog dear. Just beautiful girl!!!!!! Big Hugs

  21. My, you've been a busy girl! Gorgeous image and the hair is stunning. Wowzers, Crissy! Hope you're doing okay - obviously from your recent round of cards - you're better than okay! hugz,Mary

  22. Gorgeous card Crissy!!! love your beautiful coloring and all the details on your card! Wow! Thanks for playing with us at FBW! hugs!

  23. lovely...thank you for joining us at ABC